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11 Reasons Being An Uncle Is Better Than Having Kids Of Your Own

Who needs kids when you can have the best of both worlds? Adoration and respect, mixed with freedom and a total lack of responsibility. Check out one Uncle making the most of these benefits in a brand new comedy series starting on BBC Three – Uncle – Mondays at 10pm and on BBC iPlayer.

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1. When you break the house rules, you don't worry as much about justifying your "example."

2. You've got your very own on-demand partner in crime.

3. You have a new generation of people to introduce to your repertoire of magic tricks.

4. It's healthy to have an unexpected voice of reason around every once in a while, even if it's silent.

5. It's slightly more acceptable to let out a laugh before actually offering your help.

6. You get to provide spectacular sugar highs without the nasty fallout.

7. You get the unique opportunity to learn essential life skills.

8. You don't have to pay for University.

9. But like a parent, you can still supervise adventures where kids will learn from their own mistakes.

10. You might even be able to convince them you spend your days as a real-life superhero when they're not around.

11. It's a quality dress rehearsal for the real thing???

You'll be surprised how much you learn about true, selfless love.

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Get ready for the adventures (and misadventures) of Andy and his nephew Errol on Uncle – Mondays at 10pm on BBC Three and on BBC iPlayer.